More than two-thirds of hospital leaders expect to boost annual supply chain investment over next 3 years, survey finds

Premier recently released the results of its semiannual economic outlook survey, which polls healthcare executives on the biggest issues facing their supply chains and health systems.

The most recent survey incorporates answers from 52 health system C-suite executives across the country.

In one section of the survey, respondents were asked to share their thoughts regarding cost management strategies relating to the supply chain.

Here are three survey findings.

1. Eighty-three percent of respondents said it will be important for their supply chain team to explore risk-based contracting with suppliers over the next three years.

2. Almost every respondent (98 percent) expects to further standardize physician preference items in the near future.

3. Sixty-seven percent of hospital executives thought their annual investment in supply chains would increase over the next three years.

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